Bellarmine still holds DII top spot
Minn. State jumps in wake of Margenthaler's 200th victory
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Bellarmine stays atop the NABC/Division II men’s basketball rankings for the third consecutive week after winning its only game last week, while Findlay and West Liberty also won to keep a hold on the second and third spots.
Alabama-Huntsville picked up a pair of impressive road wins at Arkansas Tech and Harding to move up to No. 4, while Augusta State also won twice on the road to reach the top five for the first time this season.
Minnesota State, which bumped off then-No. 7 Winona State last weekend, moved up six spots to No. 16. The victory was the 200th for Mavericks head coach Matt Margenthaler.
This is the final poll for the 2010 calendar year. The rankings will resume on Jan. 4.
|1||Bellarmine, Ky. (7)||8-0||199|
|3||West Liberty, W.Va. (1)||9-0||188|
|5||Augusta State, Ga.||9-0||165|
|6||Fort Hays State, Kan.||10-1||158|
|8||Grand Valley State, Mich.||9-1||138|
|13||South Carolina Aiken||7-2||87|
|14||Incarnate Word, Texas||10-0||86|
|15||Cal State-Dominguez Hills||7-1||76|
|17||Lincoln Memorial, Tenn.||9-0||72|
|20||Winona State, Minn.||7-2||52|
|21||Midwestern State, Texas||7-1||44|
|23||Christian Brothers, Tenn.||10-2||28|
Others receiving votes: Merrimack (Mass.) 12, Saint Anselm (N.H.) 10, Clarion (Pa.) 8, Shaw (N.C.) 6, Tampa (Fla.) 6, West Texas A&M 5, Colorado School of Mines 4, Drury (Mo.) 4, Rollins (Fla.) 3, Valdosta State (Ga.) 3, Cal Poly Pomona 2, Harding (Ark.) 2, Northern Kentucky 2, American International (Mass.) 1.
Dropped out: Cal Poly Pomona (15), Bowie State (20), Virginia Union (23).